Aruna’s interest in the spiritual re-ignited in 1991 during a mountaineering trip to the Indian Himalayas. He could then see that his present condition was full of stress and suffering, lacking genuine contentment and happiness. To be present consciously moment to moment seemed impossible due to strong identifcation with emotion and thought. Fueled by the pain of this inner turmoil his quest led him to meditation that he practiced daily for 5 years. During this time he also explored other transformative therapies and trained in Structural Integration and Remedial Massage. These therapies along with the foundation of meditation freed and dissolved many layers of accumulated mental and emotional past.
In 1997 in the U.S.A, Aruna had an awakening that revealed and continues to reveal the essential nature, that can be described as an eternal presence, always shining moment to moment, that is boundless and has no centre and is untouched by change or death. From 2001 to 2005 Aruna spent large amounts of time in India, Nepal and Tibet where he had meetings with spiritual teachers and spent time meditating at various pilgrimage sites.
Aruna lives in Melbourne with his wife and son, and is now openly sharing his insights and knowledge.